Today is a happy day, though, so I'm in a much better mood :). I got my green card yesterday in the mail, which is great. Right now I'm enjoying my morning coffee while listening to the radio; Zooey Deschanel will be there in a while. Plus, it seems it's going to rain, yay! I love rain :p.
Anyway, yesterday I went through some library tossers I'd brought home before the recycling staff put their hands on them and came up with a few ideas.
Cards & gift tags
This is the first book I worked on. It has lots of interesting images, both big and small. I used the bigger ones to make cards and the smaller ones to make gift tags.
To make the cards and gift tags, I used: book pages, construction paper, a paper cutter, a punch, glue and a cotton swab.
There's not much to explain, really; I just glued the pictures onto the construction paper by means of a cotton swab in order to avoid bubbles and wrinkles, and after a few minutes I cut the pictures and made a hole on top.
Since we don't have fortune cookies in Argentina, I always include a fortune when I send a letter there. I thought it'd be a good idea to glue fortunes on some of these cards. Of course I only send the cool fortunes, hehe; some of them are weird!
I also used some pages of the same book to make a garland which can also be used to wrap a present, maybe? ;)
To make this garland, I used: book pages, a heart-shaped cookie cutter, some ribbon, scissors, a marker, glue and a cotton swab.
This, too, is very simple. I folded the pages so I could take 2 exact same hearts every time, drew the hearts, cut them and then glued a heart on each side of the ribbon. Start gluing the paper hearts from the middle to the sides of the ribbon.
To make these envelopes I used a book about European cafes, scissors, glue and a cotton swab.
Here's a picture where you can see how I've folded the sheet of paper before I glued the edges.
It's a no-brainer and you can actually fold the sheet in many different ways as long as the envelope looks neat ;). Make sure you fold the edges inwards, so you can not see them once you close and seal the envelope.
You can do all of the above with pretty much any kind of paper (as long as it's sturdy enough).
Hope you're having a great day! ;D